Army scholar with a passion for urology celebrates a match with Duke University

March 14, 2019

Editor’s note: While the majority of fourth-year IU School of Medicine students will learn their residency matches this Friday, March 15, students pursuing specialties in neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and urology matched in January.

Gabrielle McNary always knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine.

“When I was about eight years old, my dad took me to the Museum of Health Sciences in Houston,” McNary said. “I was just so amazed by it. At the end, my dad said, ‘well, you could do this.’”

McNary kept that in mind as she left the museum with a children’s anatomy book in hand. Now years later, she is studying from some more advanced medical books and getting ready to graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine in May 2019. In the summer, she’ll move to Durham, North Carolina, to begin a six-year residency in urology at Duke University School of Medicine.

“I’m very excited,” McNary said. “It was my top choice.”

Learn more about Army scholar McNary, her journey at IU School of Medicine and how her passion for urology developed in this MD Student News blog post.